Keep the gloomy nights at bay with some clever lighting. Here are five elegant ways to add drama, atmosphere and warmth to your home
Words: Victoria Purcell
Nothing makes an impression like a chandelier, but it doesn’t have to be overdramatic. This Matheny chandelier from Delightfull is ideal for a classic living room with a modern touch. Composed of geometric golden tubes, it reflects the sophistication of a timeless iconic piece. Priced €18,730. Global delivery available.
Tom Dixon was awarded an O.B.E for services to design at Buckingham Palace in 2000. He’s inspired by British heritage and manufacturing techniques and intrigued by materiality and form, hence the simple, fragile beauty of his Melt Copper collection. The light bouncing around the uneven surfaces creates a dramatic melting hot-blown glass effect. Available in chrome, copper and gold. £575.
Wharf Building, Portobello Dock, 344 Ladbroke Grove W10 5BU; 020 7183 9737; tomdixon.net
Hollywood Regency style is theatrical and elegant, combining modern pieces with old-fashioned wit and vintage flair. Make sure your home is ready for its close-up with the elegant Atticus 5 Light Pendant by där lighting. This showstopper features intricate hand-crafted leaves finished in hand-applied gold leaf for a beautifully detailed, realistic finish. £598.80.
For your nearest stockist see darlighting.co.uk or call 01295 672 200
Lee Broom is the name in lighting. He won the prestigious British Designer of the Year Award in 2012 and received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise earlier this year. Hand cut with a classic crystal pattern inspired by traditional whiskey glasses and decanters, his Crystal Bulb collection shows just how beautiful the humble bulb can be. Bulb only, £119; bulb plus pedant, £199; table lamp, £230; chandelier, £1,045. (The Ring light, pictured top, is available from spring 2016. See website for details.)
Our love for industrial chic shows no signs of waning, and nobody embraces it quite like Industville. Their New Cross showroom is packed with vintage and reproduction 19th and 20th century industrial furniture and lighting. Fifties-style theatre spotlights like this one (below) make for dramatic floor lamps. From £349.